Carper, Coons & Carney can’t grasp this because they are millionaires who hang around with other millionaires

Filed in National by on January 21, 2014

This was reported yesterday but not widely recognized as an actual fact within the beltway:

Two out of three Americans are dissatisfied with the way income and wealth are currently distributed in the U.S. This includes three-fourths of Democrats and 54% of Republicans.

Where do non-congressional members of the American family get these crazy ideas?

The combined wealth of the world’s richest 85 people is now equivalent to that owned by half of the world’s population – or 3.5 billion of the poorest people – according to a new report from Oxfam.

By the way – Yes.  John Carney is a millionaire.  $800k in assets and a steady government job puts him over the line, so get over it.  What possible incentive could John Carney or any of our elected officials have to give a shit about income distribution when they (and everyone they associate with) is on the winning side of the equation?

h/t Attaturk

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  1. fightingbluehen says:

    I really don’t care how rich 85 people are as long as I get a fair shake at it.
    It’s the burgeoning political elite ruling/pseudo royalty class that I’m more worried about.

    Why the hell does Chelsea Clinton still make personal appearances with her mother and father like it was still the early 90′s anyway? She’s married and could be having kids of her own for christ sake..

  2. mediawatch says:

    FBH,
    It could be because it’s the family business.
    Remember GHW Bush and GW Bush (and his brothers)?
    How about Liz Cheney and her daddy?
    It’s not just the Clintons and the Kennedys.

  3. Liberal Elite says:

    @fbh “I really don’t care how rich 85 people are as long as I get a fair shake at it.”

    But that’s just it. The game has been rigged to favor rent seeking activities by the wealthy. It’s a basic form of corruption, and in the US, only an educated electorate can fight that.

    ..but now a significant portion of our media (Fox news, hate radio,…) is determine to prevent there ever being an educated electorate.

    Bottom line: You’re not getting a fair shake, and people like you don’t even know how to ask for one.

  4. pandora says:

    “She’s married and could be having kids of her own for christ sake.”

    Oh… wow. Just wow.

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